article review from aztlan a journal of chicano studies
Your assignment is to select one essay from the AZTLAN journal and write a 3-4 page (typed, double-spaced) critical review.
Make sure to select an essay from the ESSAY section of the Aztlan Journal. Do not complete your review on a Book Review, editor’s introduction or any other section. It needs to be an essay from the Essay section. These essays all have abstracts, works cited section and are usually between 15-30 pages long. If you have a question about the essay you are selecting, please email me. I recommend selecting an essay to review published from the last 10 years so that you will have to work with more recent Chicana/o Studies scholarship.
Structure it in the following way:
Part One should be a two-hundred-word abstract that simply summarizes the essay without interjecting any of your own ideas or opinions.
Part Two should answer the following question: “What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the essay? Your review will indicate the essayâ€™s purpose, its central thesis and supporting ideas, and the material it considers.